Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Costa Rica


Animals of Costa Rica


Category: Mammals

Kinkajous are a rainforest animal related to raccoons and coatis. They are active at night and live mostly in trees eating fruit. They are also known as a honey bear.

Scientific Name Potos flavus
Details Adult kinkajous weigh 3-10 lb, length 32-48 in including tail, large eyes and small ears.
Habitat Rainforests of Central and South America mostly living in trees.
Ecology and Behaviour Kinkajous are nocturnal and sleep during the daytime.

They have a prehensile tail like monkeys that they use for climbing.
Diet Omnivore eating mostly fruit but also insects.